Renée Watson’s latest young adult novel, ‘Love is a Revolution,’ centers Black joy, ‘all sorts of love’
When the Black Lives Matter protests got underway last year, Renée Watson was working on revisions to her latest young adult novel, “Love is a Revolution.”As the title suggests, the book has a social justice element.
Then she reminded herself: “Joy is happening, too, and love is happening, too.
From there, Watson weaves “a love story of all sorts of love,” from self-love to loving one’s family and friends to love for the community.
“Love is a Revolution” represents a bit of a breather for Watson.
“First and foremost, yes, I am writing for Black girls,” Watson said.